IAEA = The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Secretary-General Grossi will hold a press conference before visiting Japan from the 18th, inspecting the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, etc. He showed his intention to utilize it in the evaluation of TEPCO's plan.

The IAEA Executive Secretary, Grossi, will visit Japan from the 18th to the 20th, and had a press conference at the headquarters in Vienna, Austria, before departure.

In the beginning, Secretary-General Grossi said, "Japan is one of the few countries with which we have a very close relationship," and expressed his hope that we would strengthen our relationship with Japan for the safety of nuclear energy.

He also revealed on the 19th that he would visit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The IAEA is evaluating TEPCO's plans to flush treated water containing radioactive substances such as tritium that continues to accumulate in nuclear power plants into the sea, and will conclude by the start of the release from around spring next year when the government has announced a policy. We will issue a report that includes it.

Regarding the inspection of the nuclear power plant, Mr. Grossi said, "It is useful to go to the site and evaluate it in order to draw my own conclusions," and expressed the idea of ​​making use of it in the evaluation.

He also stated that he would like to hear from local officials, keeping in mind that there are persistent concerns about the damage to rumors, especially in the local area, regarding the release of treated water into the ocean.

In addition, Mr. Grossi said that he would like to ask Japan for assistance over the safety of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant, which continues to be invaded by Russia, saying, "There are still many concerns. We need funds, personnel and equipment to ensure safety." I did.